Food of the Week Cumin

Food of the Week Cumin
The health benefits of cumin include its ability to aid in digestion, improve immunity and treat hemorrhoids, insomnia, respiratory disorders, asthma, bronchitis, common cold, lactation, anemia, skin disorders, boils, and cancer.
Cumin is very rich in iron (more than 66 mg. in every 100 grams) which is more than 5 times the daily requirement of iron for an adult. Iron is the main constituent of hemoglobin in the red blood corpuscles of blood. It is hemoglobin which transfers oxygen (as the oxide of iron) to the body’s cells and whose deficiency causes anemia.
Cumin seed is a source of the essential mineral magnesium, which the body cannot produce, and therefore must get through diet. A tablespoon of cumin will give you 6 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium for adults.
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Fun Fact! Cumin is originally from Iran and the Mediterranean over 5,000 years ago! Also, the Egyptians used cumin in the mummification process.


Turkey Snack Meatballs
Wholesome snacking can be just as quick, simple and convenient as junk food snacking. Really! All it takes is a little bit of forethought. Make a batch of these Turkey Snack Meatballs on the weekend to set you up for a week filled with smart, healthy snacking. And just like that you take another giant step towards that leaner, healthier, more energetic you. The best version of you.

Servings: 20

Courtesy of RealHealthyRecipes.com

Here’s what you need…

  • 1 lb ground turkey
  • ½ cup yellow onion, diced
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons fresh mint, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons red curry paste
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1½ teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and lightly grease casserole pan with olive oil.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, shape into 20 meatballs and place in the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Enjoy!

Nutritional Analysis: One serving equals: 50 calories, 2g fat, 3g carbohydrate, 116mg sodium, 1g sugar, 0g fiber, and 5g protein.


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